Heidi Kassel of Minneapolis, MN, and Scott Fritz of Eden Prairie, MN, were united in marriage on June 12, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. David Morris officiated the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dave and Cindy Kassel of Ayrshire, and Scott and Bonnie Fritz of Avon, MN.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore an ivory silk satin Reem Acra gown adorned with Swarovski crystals and tiny seed pearls. The dress featured a fitted bodice with an open back, full skirt, and large train.
Anne Kassel and Katie Kassel, sisters of the bride, served as maids of honor. Bridesmaids included the sisters of the groom Andrea Fritz and Danielle Fritz, the bride's friends Jill Patterson, Chantalle Buhl, and Meg Fandel, and cousin of the bride Bridget Merrill. Flower girl was MaKayla Rouse.
Heidi Kassel and Scott Fritz
Ryan Nett, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen included the groom's friends Ryan Dierkhising, Bryce Deter, Matt Smith, Steve Hosfield, Matt Fitzthum, and Todd Kuhn, and cousin of the groom Pat Fritz. Ring bearer was Nolan Fritz.
Guests were ushered to their seats by cousins of the bride Luke Rouse, Cale Kassel, and Brant Kassel, and the groom's cousin Mike Fritz.
Special guests included the bride's grandparents Ann Hurley and Ken and Janice Kassel, all of Emmetsburg, and grandparents of the groom Peggy Fritz and Allen and Evelyn Soliday.
Kelsey Hurley served as candle lighter. Vocalists were Jared Janssen, Anne Kassel, and Katie Kassel. Kelley Fog served as pianist; and Marlys Van Engen and Justine Wagner were violinists.
A reception and dance was held at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. Reception hosts and hostesses were the aunts and uncles of the bride and groom, Karen and Joey Hutto, Kathy Green, and Ron Soliday.
Following a honeymoon to the Bahamas, the couple has made their home at Eden Prairie, MN. Heidi is employed by Target Corporation in Minneapolis, and Scott works for The Moscoe Group in Eden Prairie, MN.